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city system have invested in infrastructure. the california systems have done the same thing. we've also done we training or the trade to the jobs of tomorrow, and we've also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. so there's a lot of things you could do with this patient capital in terms of really helping reinvention the infrastructure. >> we're going to go next to sean higgins and then david. >> one of the issues that's come up in the detroit bankruptcy is that cities are museum, its collection is to -- something advocated sound is off to cover the city's debt. i was wondering as an educated if you support that or oppose it? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. it was done in a much more come it was done with a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators and the city. and, frankly, frankly our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things, amounting to roughly about 10%. and they've actually no
these devices which look extraordinarily like modern ipads, and if you were sending a message within the city of rome, then rather than using a piece of papyrus, you might use a wax tablet which was reusable. it was a wooden frame, and it had wax in the middle, and you would scratch your message using a stylus, and then you would send this message by messenger across the city, and the recipient would write tear answer underneath, and it would be brought back to you. and cicero refers to this. it was sort of roman texting, and it was also used as a note pad, and people looked to write using these things. they're exactly the same size and shape as a modern ipad. there's even a one-inch-wide frame around the outside. and there was also an example of roman murals where people were depicted holding what looked like, frankly, smartphones. and because they're using these very small wax tablets as notebooks, so it's one of these other unexpected connections between the way we do things today and the way the romans did it 2,000 years ago. >> host: and tom standage, you talk about the fact that the rom
't -- detroit is unstaphable because the people here cannot be stopped. the citizens of this city are the light at the end of the tunnel. the one man left standing. the underdog who actually wins. they are optimism, promise, potential, and hope. optimism is bringing this city back. this city is isn't afraid of opportunity. it's not discouraged by its past. it's excited about its future. i just loved the way she put that. a young woman who really believes and is optimistic about detroit. detroit's future and lisa's future will not come from washington. the magic of motown is here in the city. it's not in some central planner's notebook. what detroit needs to thrive is not washington'sdom nearing hand but freedom from big government's mastry. to thrive, detroit needs less government and more freedom, less red tape, less punitive taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will
these kind of investments. we are halfway there. there is the new york city systems have invested in infrastructure. health warning systems have done the same thing. we have also done retraining for the jobs of tomorrow. we have also done a whole bunch of work in terms of energy investments. there are a lot of things you can do with this patient capital in terms of reinvesting in the infrastructure. >> we are going next to sean higgins. >> one of the issues that has up in the detroit bankruptcy issues is a collection that is valued in the billions. some people have suggested selling that off. as an educator, do you support that, or what are your thoughts on that? >> let me just say that the educators in the city have been under a different kind of emergency manager for a long time. the governor had the first emergency management statute, but it was done in a much more it was done of a lot of conversation back and forth in terms of the educators. frankly, our members in detroit have hugely sacrificed in the last two contracts in terms of taking pay cuts and other things amounting t
in the economy have hurt all groups -- poor and middle class, inner city and rural folks, men and women, and americans of all races. and as a consequence, some of the social patterns that contribute to declining mobility that were once attributed to the urban poor -- that's a particular problem for the inner city -- single-parent households or drug abuse -- it turns out now we're seeing that pop up everywhere. a new study shows that disparities in education, mental health, obesity, absent fathers, isolation from church, isolation from community groups -- these gaps are now as much about growing up rich or poor as they are about anything else. the gap in test scores between poor kids and wealthy kids is now nearly twice what it is between white kids and black kids. kids with working-class parents are 10 times likelier than kids with middle- or upper-class parents to go through a time when their parents have no income. so the fact is this -- the opportunity gap in america is now as much about class as it is about race, and that gap is growing. so if we're going to take on growing inequali
to overcome. in this city today, what all of do every section is forge principle compromise, the word compromise, back in the dale, my father's time, that was statesmanship. today it's a act of betrayal. your don't work with party 100% of the time, you're ostracized, there's something wrong with you. you can see this on cable tv and a variety of other things. i'll finish by recounting words that lyndon johnson, a master legislator, said once. e grew up poor in the hill country in texas. and his family couldn't always were or granted that they going to have enough to keep the roof over their head or keep food on the table. is the thought i'll leave you with. jobson once said any man not willing to compromise, well, that man never went to bed hungry. know, he said any settle is not willing to for half a loaf, well, that man never went to bed hungry. that's exactly right. the american people expect us to be problem solvers and practical providers, not happen right now. we're too intent on taking an approach which leads to nothing. having said all of that, i'm pleased to be with you here
of their lives spreading to city to city, country to country seemingly overnight. today, that picture has transformed thanks to the courage and love of some of you in this room and around the world awareness soars, research surged, prevention, treatment, and care save millions of lives in the richest countries and the world's poorest countries as well. for many, with testing and access to the right treatment, the disease that was once a death sentence now comes with a good chance of a health department and wonderful life. you'll have a partner in me, and i said if the united states wanted to be the global leader in combating this disease, then we needed to agent like it by doing our part and by leading the world to do more together, and that's what we've done in partnership with some of you. we created the first aids strategy rooted in a simple vision, that every person should get access to a life extending care, regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or socioeconomic status. we continue to support the ryan white care act to help under served c
pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue of climate change in international discussions. as you know, in september, epa proposed urban pollution standards for new power plants using our authority that congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant labor relations regulations are proposals that would impact new facilities being constructed. this would ensure any new facilities from this point forward would use modern technologies that are available to reduce carbon pollution. epa will also next june be proposing new standards that will also provide significant flexibility to the state that will effectively protect public health from carbon pollution from the existing power plants. that will be an opportunity to reduce the current levels of carbon pollution emitted by power plants and put us on a path for domestic energy, clean energy generation, and innovation. throug
education, on december 9 there will be over 60 events, 60 cities, counties, towns, and more coming every day, of parents, community groups, clergy, our union foundations talking about how to do bottom up reform, solution reform, community-based reform that actually helps kids be more successful than schools. so we are seeing this community work and this bottom-up organizing in public education, as well as in economic issues. job issues. >> mr. sellwood. >> you mentioned that we should not have a race to the bottom in this country. with what we saw in detroit, is does that raise the specter because other cities could resort to bankruptcy court to get out of pension promises they have made to workers? and secondly, how do you put this in a broader perhaps context of the fights that labor has fall in recent years with collective bargaining and pensions and perhaps the erosion of the social contract that other employees have enjoyed, which has been part of the deal for decades, and whether that is being unraveled? >> i think you are seeing ebbs and flows of this. in 2010, if you asked me that qu
vital statistics about our speaker. she u.s.-born in new york city. she received her a.b. from princeton. she went to oxford where she was awarded a masters of philosophy. then a jd from harvard law school. after law school she clerked on the united states court of appeals for the d.c. circuit under justice marshall. she practiced for a while in washington d.c. and then became a law professor at the university of chicago. she went from there to serve in president clinton's administration in several roles and then she went back to teaching at harvard and was subsequently named as dean of harvard law school, first female dean of the law school there. in 2009, president obama nominated her for solicitor general of the united states and she served in that office for a year and was then nominated as an associate justice of the supreme court. she took that position in 2010 and filled the vacancy of justice john paul stevens who, after his retirement, was our last lecturer here at the law school. those are the vital statistics. i want to tell you something personal about her and i brought this
and that touched me being in the heart in the capital city of ohio. i'll be brief. the question is almost a follow-up to my colleague's question, but not as it relates to the church or faith-based. so often people in my district will say go to the church and they'll take care of it and that doesn't happen. when you need a loan in my district, the churches can't sustain new a home or with medical or groceries. if there was one thing you could say to us, i'm a so-what person and a resolve person. we're here and we heard you. what's the one extra thing you would like me to do, whether it's in my district or legislatively or here in a committee, what's the one thing? >> for me, and i've been asking myself what congress is doing and what they are doing for me as an individual and a community. i know you're not my representative. you do represent me in other ways. i think it's to find a way to resolve these issues that are facing our nation. help the people that are under yo your -- my husband and i were talking on the way to the airport that this is the congress that has done the least amount for the a
christine and them, as well. >> you will be pleased to know the city of madison just adopted an ordinance prohibiting discrimination against people simply because they are unemployed, joining a couple of other cities that have done so. congresswoman delauro is the author of that legislation in the house. it's interesting today is the day there will be strikes by fast food workers around the country. the reality is that wages have declined for workers in this country. note that a study we released earlier this year that looked at 700 some odd occupations and divided them into fifths. we found except for the highest-paid occupations there had been significant wage decline over the last three years. and the wage decline had been the greatest in the lowest-paid occupations. so there is no question, whatever the reason, whether it's intentional manipulation of wages, whether it's the law of supply and demand in a labor market in which there are way more job seekers than jobs, wages are going down for america's workers. that's why you see someone like lisa or vera or stan educated, experienced,
in a selected tech. i would talk about the society, or a city killer? probably not. on the other hand, the lone wolf -- this is true for all weapons of mass destruction scenarios or all masculine scenarios. the lone wolf terrorist operates in essentially a vacuum but in terms of supervision, in terms of restrictions or limitations, in terms of any kind of filter on what is or isn't acceptable. the true lone wolf terrorist is only answerable to himself or herself. and, therefore, by the way that means that many of the traditional deterrent tactics that we use as governments, as militaries, as law-enforcement organizations, short of identifying and capturing the would be attacker, are essential not going to have very much about. the lone wolf operates without committees, without worrying about going before an appropriate board of any kind. he does what he can do when he wants to do it. he does it to his timetable. the one that -- high explosives fall well within the universe. that goes without saying. the one that is probably i think of the most significant concern in terms of its real footprint
.t. department for the city. we had an i.t. department for the board of education. we had computers aging out before they were installed. effortsed to put the together and to work together, and we worked at technology integration. we lifted the education standards in a short amount of time. when i became mayor, if you talk about communities, the single largest investment almost every community across the country has has been in schools. it has a lot of stuff in the building, but if you scratch the realized thedid, i guy overseeing maintenance of buildings had a doctorate. there was not a single engineer who actually work for the system at that time. to find a way to save money in by plowing more into education, and we did that as well. >> let's open it up. be kind enough to identify your self by name and affiliation. 15 seconds and if i don't see your question i will move to someone else. >> i remember when you were mayor and we visited stanford. question goes back to the relationship between schools and general purpose. of the pioneers in pushing the kind of relationship you just discussed.
came next. after earning the elite degree, he had difficulty finding a big- city law firm job. so he accepted an offer from the attorney general of missouri and served as an assistant attorney general in jefferson city from 1974 to 1977. after a brief stint in corporate law, he followed the then senator danforth to washington, d.c. in 1979, just in time for the reagan revolution. over the next dozen years, clarence thomas served in all three branches of government. as a legislative aide to senator danforth, as chairman of the equal opportunity employment commission, and as a circuit judge on the united states court of appeals for the d.c. circuit. along the way, he met and married virginia, his soulmate. [applause] in 1991, he was appointed to the supreme court by president george h.w. bush. by this time, he had emerged as an outspoken conservative, so the confirmation process exacted a personal toll. but by following the example of his grandfather, he persevered. and our nation is very fortunate that he did. on the court, justice thomas has been a steady and committed originalist, p
vibrant men and women in the prime of their lives. spreading from city to city and country to country seemingly overnight. today, that picture has transformed. thanks to the courage and love of so many of you in this room and around the world. awareness has soared. research has surged. prevention, treatment, and care are now saving millions of lives. in some of the poorest countries as well. for many, with testing and ask us to the right treatment, the disease that was once a death sentence now comes with a good chance of a healthy and productive life. that is an extraordinary achievement. as president, i have told you that you will have a partner in me. if the united states wanted to be the global leader of combating this disease, we needed to act like it. by doing our part and leading the world. that is what we have done, in partnership with so many of you. we have created the first hiv aids strategy. accesserson should get to life extending care, regardless of age, gender, race, or ethnicity. support theinued to ryan white care act. entry ban sod the that people with hiv are no lon
and grief. for the last 10 years, mr. ferrari commuted six days a week into the city to his job s a building supervisor. he was a hardworking new yorker, totally devoted to his his friend and neighbor told me that he did everything for his family, and now his wife, who is still in shock and daughter, are trying to put all the pieces of their lives together. now congress must do its part to honor all the crash victims by advancing solutions that prevent tragedies like this one from ever happening again. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. mr. engel: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. engel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house and to extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. this horrific tragedy, unfortunately, happened in my district about half a mile from where i live. when a tragedy like this happens, senseless tragedy, we as americans all pull together wherever tragedies occur and whether it's by -- ms. jackson lee: mr.
, the prime minister, his life three weeks later. ron brown's plane crashed in 1995. oklahoma city occurred in 1995. raising all kinds of other questions about intelligence and the relationship of those who collected intelligence abroad and those who collected it at home, how it should be shared, what should be done. meanwhile, they were trying to reserve the position as a true democrat small z in russia against opponents who wanted a more author authoritarian futurr going back to communism or forward with a kind of ultranationalism that would recreate in their own mind a 20th and 21st century version of a russian empire. meanwhile, we were seeing the emergence of terrorism justified by islamic politics and certain interpretation of religions. we already had the first world trade center bombing in 1993, remember, and the people hurt in bosnia were muslims. it was a source of concern to people all across the word. i received calls from both the pope and the king of saudi arabia asking me to intervene in bosnia. i wondered where that was the first time they had been on the same side of an iss
was a convoy driver, drove over 350 missions driving humvees, lmpvs and an iraqi city bus in downtown baghdad, and i provided all that information in my case. pictures taken by combat cameras of me driving. they still denieded me over and over and over again. i have ptsd, for a variety of reasons up to and including being a combat driver. when i filed the claim, they denied me right away, immediately. they said, you don't have it. our evaluators said that you must have had a bad childhood. no, actually, i didn't. my childhood wasn't terrible. it was not great. i was a kid, but it had to do with the issues that happened over there, and i was being treated by their own psychiatrist and their own psychologist for a year who said i had ptsd, but yet they still denied me. does that answer the questions, congressman? >> yes, yes. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much, and i know my time expired. will we have another round? i know you have three -- can i have one more question? thank you very much. mrs. price, the va stated in the testimony that from 2009 to 2013, the average number of issu
likes like in the transparency that having these listening sessions in the cities where you granted, have regional offices, is okay as far as it goes. but what wonderful opportunity it would be to add some more listening sessions. and so i would love to you have submit to considering the other places including bismarck north dakota. >> i appreciate that. i want to tell you it's not extend what we're doing. those are the major listening sessions. the regional offices in our administrators are really branching out to the individual states. >> and i understand that. but i also nones a place like north dakota there's 17,000 jobs at stake and 3.5 billion is at stake. there are bunch of really wonderful smart expert scientists who work in this every single day. can provides lot of good information. a better method might be to hold a listening session there in public view for everybody to participate. so i would appreciate. i would love it if you commit we'll work out the details later. what time and cities. i want to get to the hydraulic infrastructuring study you are engaged in. i have c
struggle, but as the golden city of peace and unity embodied the aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. peace is possible because we have courageous leaders who have already taken significant political risks for peace. the time is approaching when they will have to take even more. they have shown real courage, both president abbas and prime minister netanyahu. president abbas has made tough choices. he has stayed the course, despite people in his team saying you ought to get out of here, look at those settlements, they are making a fool of you. believe me, that battle has been going on. i deal with it every week. at the same time, there has been israeli soldiers shot and killed in the west bank and other acts of incitement. prime minister netanyahu has made tough choices. just this week, he reaffirmed his commitment to a palestinian state. he said israel is ready for an historic peace. peace is possible today because the arab league has also made tough choices. for the first time, they came to washington. they met with me. they came out and announced that the new map will look d
trying to make it fair to those people who serve a short time. host: in salt lake city, utah. michael is on the line for democrats. caller: hello. ask if there's about the people who and can apply for social security benefits like everybody else. i don't know about that. there have been extreme cases where there was severe physical disability. to your point about social .ecurity, yes they can claim social security, but only after they reach the age of 65. you can have a guy who analyst in the navy at the age of 18. he serves 20 years. he is out of the navy before he has 40 years old. he is going to get some sort of retirement benefit immediately. and then he is probably going to live, based on the average life expectancy, another 30 or 40 years. we pay people for 60 years to serve only 20. that is probably one of the sensitive things on the table, in terms of whether that is really the best way to do things, in terms of providing that paycheck immediately upon retirement. let's go to fred in new york. caller: thank you. hello? is, is there any reason why we can't bring back the draft
of compliance with some of those regulations in almost every city and town. do you disagree on the importance of the regulations but the struggle to get back on the feet post recession to deal with an already crippling loss of state and federal dollars due to the budget situation here. the price tag of compliance can seem nearly impossible. the city was a combined overflow project is estimated to cost $185 million to date along with 8 million the debt payments every year. this is an old industrial city with an unemployment rate around 13% and income that struggled to break $30,000 a year. similarly, looking at $100,000 a year in additional spending for the storm water management. ithey've included a pilot progrm to reduce phosphorus in the waterway of that it is about $111 million up front. a price tag which is borne by the panel and would be felt tremendously by the local business. this around and towns are both looking at the bills of about 75 million to 30 million respectively in the program. when i talk to local officials and businesses, they want -- they have a genuine desire to be compl
money into it. he spent time in a. the last event of the campaign was a union city, heavily hispanic down. he worked on getting the endorsement of the hispanic organizations and hispanic leaders. he was an avid hispanic bakery in the state. he made it a priority. he made it a dirty from day one. chris christie understands that what he brings to the table is the fact that he can get -- that he can increase the base. that he can increase the tent. that he can get crossover voters. so he needed to prove that come into did. he made it a priority. mitt romney didn't. don't blame the hispanics. >> so, my question, final question, would be, cannot you talk a lot about what the republican party needs and that white men are just not what they used to be, in terms of voting and you just had some chris christie at what he did to appeal to the republican party and hispanic vote. so who do you think, in your opinion, to be the candidate to bring the republican party back to the white house? >> i'm jaded, unbiased. is my friend. i know him. i love him. he speaks beautiful spanish but i think the b
favorite city, and as i always do, i pick up a copy of the glasgow evening times. and front page photo and lead story was that the south african government had confirmed that thing -- [inaudible] would be very much on the preferred list for the latest warship that they were seeking interest in globally. and there was a photo of the honorable gentleman and the president himself with the caption, "local mp ian davidson lobbying president mandela -- [laughter] on a recent visit to south africa." but the funny thing was when i looked at this photo, i had been airbrushed out -- [laughter] and perhaps that's been the story of my life ever since. [laughter] but i think that president mandela would admire the gilens of the honorable -- the guile of the honorable gentleman and the way he sought his opportunity. albeit, it wasn't in a mendacious way, but it wasn't in a particularly helpful way towards me. [laughter] the other occasion that i recall was when he was back to plain mr. mandela, post-presidency. and the years were beginning to show, and it was the night of the concert in pa fall garr
in the bustling gold-rush city of johannesburg. by then, africans were prevented from walking on the pavements -- they had to walk on the streets they had to carry passes to work in the city, they could not use buses and trains designated for whites, they were dreadfully exploited in the mines, and they had no political rights. we all say in britain that we were against apartheid, and doubtless we were, but some did things about it. others did not. the anti-apartheid struggle was for most of its life engaged in a big fight, here in britain, too. the executive secretaries of the anti-apartheid movement -- first, ethel de keyser, then mike terry -- were indefatigable. its chairman, lord bob hughes, and treasurer, richard caborn -- former members of this house -- were real stalwarts, along with neil kinnock and glenys as well. protests to stop whites-only springbok tours provoked fierce anger. [laughter] i remember it them well -- "hain the pain," as i recall. some people might still feel that. yet, as nelson mandela confirmed to me, the springboks' sporting isolation was a key factor in making w
of the programs. aeo along with citi gave an award at our last conference -- this year, 2013, of hearing impaired organization -- a business that's a hearing-impaired organization training entrepreneurs. so i think trying to get more recognitioning and opportunity -- recognition and opportunity to increase replications is huge and one of the things that we're trying to do is help to poet that particular -- promote that particular model but raise the visibility of programs overall. >> so thank you. so we are at 1:30, so i'm going to draw us to a close. i want to thank my panelists here today. thank all of you for being here and for your contributions today and for, most importantly, for the work that provides the basis for you to comment today. i want to thank don graves for being with us and setting the stage so nicely. thank the annie e. casey foundation for their support for this event. i want to note a couple things. one is that the papers -- and not just the microenterprise ones, but there is a web site, big ideas for, and you can find all of the papers there. we are the second event
when i became mayor of the city of stanford facility. if you talk about communities, the single largest investment that almost every community across the country has is its school is the physical infrastructure. it's the most expensive building. has a lot of technology and a lot of stuff in the building. if you scratch the surface, as i did when i was new mayor of stanford. i realized the guy who was overseeing the paint then and construction of buildings had a doctorate in councilling. and point of fact there was not a single architect, there was not single engineer who worked for the system at that time. .. i remember you when you were mayor when we visited stanford and my question really relates to their relationship in piggybacks on your rick/question the relationship of schools and general-purpose government. in stanford you are one of them a oral pioneers in pushing the kinds of relationships that you just discussed. my question relates to this philosophy particularly in light of the profound demographic changes. have you been able to take the kinds of initiatives at the s
many expect great austin texas like many cities around the country is a rapidly developing restaurant community and we like most operators we now participate in multiple restaurant entities. various partners often with family members. that we consider each operation to be a small business many of us are discovering for the purpose of the health care law all of the businesses must be considered one employer to the aggregation rule. this threatens to stop the development of restaurants in our community. application of these aggregation rules is already having an impact on small businesses consuming bible time and resources is businesses attempt to decipher the law's effect on them. those of our small business is each have less than 50 full-time employees in the penalty would not be considered applicable to large employers. two are highly seasonal businesses and may not be considered large depending on the calendar month and uncontrollable factors such as whether or not our legislature is in session and the academic calendars related to surrounding universities. they summoned her standin
was a convoy driver, 350 missions. i drove humvees, even iraqi city bus in downtown bag that and provided all that information in my case. pictures taken by combat drivers of me driving. they still denied me over and over and over again. i have ptsd. for a variety of reasons. when i filed the claim, they denied me right away immediately. they said, you don't have it. our evaluator said he must have had a bad childhood. no, actually i didn't. my childhood wasn't terrible. it wasn't great. i was a kid, but it had to do with the issues that have been over there. i was being treated by their own psychiatrist or psychologist for for years that i etf e. yet they still denied me. does that answer your question, congressman? thank you very much. >> i know my time has expired. but we have another round? i know you have three. can i have one more question? stating from 2009 the average number of issues come including a disability claim increased from two-point name for 4.9 in the va is the shooting lanes as in organizational structure to process complex claims. three or more medical issues that did not
with him the entire day, when we were in the devastated city, our delegation visited a san ticks kit distry biewx and received a briefing is a medical doctor in my own state of new jersey. we met with numerous survivors who told us heart breaking story. somehow radiated a calm, and inner peace. one man told us how his father had drowned in only a few feet from where we stood. and he carried many water-logged dead bodies to a mass grave. he said he nearly collapsed emotionally; however, whenly carried a lifeless body of a 3-year-old girl. he said had he just broke down. he was overwhelmed. and he felt he could continue no more. amazingly, a few days later, there he was determined to rebuild and overcome. it was full of faith. that resiliency was best summed up by archbishop who said, and i quote, the typhoon was the strongest in the world. but our faith in the lord is even stronger. no calamity or natural devastates can quench the fire of our hope. the philippine soul is stronger than yo lane data. our plane was diverted to seek the helicopter that crashed in to the bay. after a flawless jus
here tonight. we have -- a line drive from new york city. asher from-- we have new york city. where is the manurkey? bring it out here. you have to see this. thank you asher for your spirit and your creativity. katel whoana to actually coined the term thank sgivukah. i will keep this is a special place. [laughter] deborah,h her sister expect this term to catch on across the country. where are they? there they are. let's see them. hey guys, how are you? they had a lot of fun with their project. but there is a serious side to it because they say they always express their gratitude to america in a place that, no matter who you are, you can always celebrate your faith. that is expressed in the menorah we are about to light. by -- designed manfred escaped and like the maccabees of the hanukkah story, he fought against the tyranny with the australian army. after the war was over, he sought a place where he could live his life and practice his religion free from fear. so for manfred and millions like him, that place was ultimately america. he passed away last year. but during his life, he
of the united hospital fund which is a new york city-based non-profit. the project focuses on developing partnerships between health care professionals and family caregivers, especially during transitions in health care settings. she has won, and i commend to you the biographical sketch in the materials a trophy case full of awards for her work including a mccart thursday foundation -- mcarthur fellowship for her work in aids policy and ethics in 1993. we asked her to look back on patient observation in the current status. carol, thank you very much for being with us. >> thank you. that, ed, since you mentioned family caregiver, ed. a little bit of advice. take a family member with you when you go for your surgery. and make sure that you're okay before they let you go. i called this talk, once upon two midnights dreary with apologies to edgar allan poe but it seemed appropriate. i wanted to ask, my basic question are observation status and two midnight rule patient and family centered? because that is the buzzwords these days. we want everything to be patient and family centered or perso
shot cities, but also providing an incentive for foreign governments to hold abusive military and police officers accountable. the law has been allowed for a decade and a half. some officials in our embassies have not enforced rigorously. i call in our state department to ask lane the leahy law is the leahy law is the leahy law and has to apply in every country where we give aid or it is turning our back on american ideals. let's start enforcing it everywhere. [applause] don't give any excuse to somehow were going to make it better. we keep giving aid to the people using it to torture. no, that violates everything we stand for as americans. if you're going to implement the leahy love, you have to have tuesday and participation here and around the world and everybody in this room. you know, we should feel just as strongly about defending human rights act is, whether they are in egypt or russia, sri lanka, china, vietnam or any other country or persecuted for their religious beliefs. these are priced the americans take for granted. the rights for which we take great pride. we sh
. >> there is with a similar bent in the late '80s when city corps set aside several billions of dollars against potential losses in its portfolio of country loans. that gave it the largest loss ever registered by a u.s. corporation that quarter but its share price went up and the reason was it sort of put a line under the loss it is was willing to take and remobilize part of that portfolio. there was a lot in resolving uncertainty which i think drives people to settle than string out the litigation. >> [inaudible] >> this is a question for another friend, dick hearing. -- herring. on the swap changes you discussed, interesting question. are we to understand that, that the proposal is that the collateral delivered at some point against the adverse mark-to-market of a swap counterparty would become a preference item as in bankruptcy and would be taken away from the holder of that collateral? is that how to understand this proposal? >> no. i probably explained it badly you about the idea is to avoid a race to seize assets of a bank in resolution while supposedly transformed into a bridge bank that is perfec
the budget and investing in the city's future. deit year after year. amazingly, public service was his third career. he began his life as a iron worker. a member of the united iron workers. he also worked as a shoemaker. in 1970, he moved to decoin with his wife wanda and his three kids. he brought together local shareholders and took control of a struggling local bank. he converted it into one of the soundest, most profitable banks in southern illinois. but it was john redenour's third career, his work as mayor of decoin, that really distinguished his public service. as a mayor, as i mentioned, he was a fiscal conservative but he was also a person who believed in giving people a chance. john redenour was a proud democrat. in fact, he was the former chairman of the illinois democratic party chairs. he rode on air force one with president jimmy carter and he had a good relationship with presidents, including president obama. the politicians whose careers he helped, launch or advanced could have filled a stadium, but he knew there are things that are more important than party politics. he alwa
sense of urgency about getting the city is in the so-called second wave of gray. we are working flat out to do so as you can imagine the our teeth across an ice to be daughter. the principal idea of making sure is power -- more power resources and freedom to use of resources are allocated to local communities and local authorities is something we determined to push through in his part of the country as elsewhere. >> mr. speaker, given that we face more and more onshore wind farm applications insensitive sites can welcome any reduction in the incentives? >> -- [shouting] and thank them for his part. >> as he knows, our treasure will confirm that shortly in greater detail we have adjusted the so-called strike prices as far as they apply to onshore wind and solar panel installations because we believe that it is viable not to do so. but actually made it more attractive for further investments in the offshore wind industry in which we already are a world leader which we must maintain our worldly not least for the benefit of parts of the country such as the northeast of all of which will be b
you. greg from new york city. caller: hello. to seehe privilege nelson mandela at a harvard university -- he was given an honorary degree in 1998, and i was so moved to hear his speech. and i'm -- my heart goes out to his family today. thank you very much. host: we hope to bring you to the 1998 congressional gold medal ceremony honoring nelson mandela. from colorado springs, good evening. caller: good evening to you. i had the privilege of seeing him on his tour in africa when he was released in 1990. and hisrate his life legacy and benchmark and a father figure to the region. host: in 1990 he had just gotten out of prison, correct? caller: before he was president. at that time, i was 12. forlegacy he has left africans, south africans, and students like myself is great and i would like to celebrate his life and give my condolences to his family. it is important to look at what he left behind and build upon that. caller: host: he was released after 27 years in prison. good evening, john. caller: i want to say good evening, c-span. you are wonderful. we greatly appreciate you. this is a
is so sensitive coming in to a city where only seconds from an airplane aborting a landing, only within seconds that airplane is near some of the centers of the united states government, such as the capitol, such such as the white house, such as the supreme court. and if a person were able to sneak a plastic gun through, then it seems to me that that poses a much greater threat to the security interest of this country and its people. and if it is not legal, if it is, in fact, legal to have a gun where you can remove that piece of metal, and he has been able to sneak that through the metal detectors at the place of origin of that person's flight, then it seems to me we are asking for trouble. and that in the great tradition of the second amendment of protecting people and letting them have their rights to guns, that this is an abrasion of that -- be aeration of that right that we need to duely consider and protect against. and i thank senator grassley for coming here and extending the law today. thank you and i yield the floor. a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senat
case in new york city. there was in d.n.a. evidence. he was identified ultimately that you a finger sprinten a piece of duct tape. he was accused of the rape of two 14-year-old girls. there were sea men samples from the rapes. the question was december the d.n.a. from the evidencery sample match the suspect. is at that tame the krame lab was us a -- crime lab was us aing a tandem rae peat. the same principles aplay here. what we have led weigh have the defendant and then telesamples from the evidence which sample loaded at the highest concentration. here is the pattern in the defendant. here is the pattern in the evidencery sample. is this a match or not? what to you think? >> i see some heads noting. and this was by the criteria established at the time a match. is this sufficient to put him in jail? to convict him? we have to ask how often would this profile be in the general population. we estimated that the frequency in the population of european ancestry is about one in 50. usual evidence but certainly not convincing enough to establish the identity of that evidencery sample. we
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